Featured Producer & Wine (s) on Rick's WineSite Journal

Freemark Abbey Vineyards Winery in Napa Valley, California


Freemark Abbey


Napa Valley

Featured Wine (s):

Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Blends



Journal entries: Date, Wine, Rating, Price, Comments


July 2, 2008 - Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1994 - Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Bosche Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1992 - RM 89. Tasted BYOB w/ John & Karen, just relocated  from PHX, and sister visiting from Scotland at Angelis - served by Alec.  
Oct 8, 2006 - Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1995 - RM 87 - Dark, earthy berry with a long full finish of earthy smoky cassis and firm tannins.  
Jan 21, 2006 - Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Sycamore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1989 and 1997; 1989 - From Rick's cellar - RM 88 - Full firm - dark berry and black cherry fruit, earthy and slight wood flavor. 1997 From Bill's cellar - RM 91 - Full bodied and firm but nicely balanced, still slightly closed, full dark berry fruit, hint of currant and cherry with smooth tannins. Tasted w/ Bill & Beth C, w/ Drew, Matt and L with fabulous beef tenderloin dinner.
Nov 23, 2004 - Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Sycamore Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 1989 - WS 88 RM 8;7 WS Review says it well - Dark, firm and structured, with more richness, depth and flavor than the Bosché Vineyard. Shows off mature spice, currant, cedar and cherry flavors that are long and complex. Impressive.--1989 California Cabernet retrospective. Drink now. 3,050 cases made. (JL)
June 22, 2002 - Freemark Abbey 1998 Chardonnay Napa Valley Carpy Ranch WS RM 88 $24 Predominant apple with tones of  pear,  vanilla, a hint of citrus and spice. Smooth-textured and complex on the finish. Web. Label.
6 April 2002 - 1986 Freemark Abbey Bosche' Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon - RM 88 $115 Label. Initially closed, tight, earthy, eventually yielding dark berry and anise finish. Needs time to unwind. From the cellar of Bill & Beth C.
Mar 23, 2002 - Freemark Abbey 1998 Napa Valley Merlot RM 84 - Light, lacking body or structure and a bit 'hot' or fizzed. Borderline - subjected to poor handling perhaps? Tasted at Little Zagreb Steakhouse in Bloomington, IN. 
Oct 6, 2001 - Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 - WS 91 RM 89 Flavorful, full, smokey berry floral and mushrooms. Tasted at Chapmans.
Mar 21, 2001 - 1997 Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (WS91 RM90); $28 Full balanced w/ currant, vanilla, leather and mocha.
Jan 12, 2001 - 1990 Freemark Abbey Napa Sycamore Vineyard (WS88, RM89) - Tightly wound, dark cherry, currant, spice with a mocha finish.
Dec 23, 2000 - 1986 Freemark Abbey Napa Sycamore Vineyard $50+ (WS91-RM91) (label) Cabernet Sauvignon, cab franc, merlot - perfect complement to the other two wines.. the boldness and power packed flavor of the Justin with the finesse and same floral aroma of the Las Cases! This wine still  has some life yet. At Bill and Beth C's - thanks for a fabulous dinner, wine, fellowship!
Sept  2, 2000 - Freemark Abbey 1994 Sycamore Vineyard Cabernet - $42 (RM 87 WS 88) Despite being a sentimental favorite of  BC & me, we were disappointed by this rather unexciting, lifeless, shallow lightweight - 'closed' hopefully temporarily. Rick & LJ with Bill and Beth C. Thanks Bill for sharing the load - the Fox Creek and Sycamore.
Dec 18, 1999 - Freemark Abbey 1992 Bosche Napa CS - Wow! A much bigger wine than I remember in previous  tastings. Full, tannic, rich and complex, lots of life yet.


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